Alex Hager


Alex Hager, from Darien, Connecticut, is a reporter for Elon News Network. He is a Journalism major with minors in Spanish and Political Science. Alex is passionate about telling stories, hiking mountains, and wearing Hawaiian shirts. 


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SPORTS 4/9/19 9:18am

New men's basketball coach Mike Schrage introduced with lengthy resume in tow

A new era of Elon University basketball began on Monday as the men’s team introduced new head coach Mike Schrage. The gig at Elon will be Schrage's first as a head coach, but his resume is replete with high-level experience. In Monday’s introductory press conference, he rattled off the coaches who have taught and inspired him along the way, a list that boasts a number of college basketball’s biggest names.


LIFESTYLE 3/21/19 8:00am

An Iris in bloom: One Elon senior's musical dreams

Jessie Iris was born in Florence, Italy, in spring 2018. Now, just a year later, he’s performing as a headliner on local stages, and his debut album “Iris” is racking up thousands of streams online. Iris isn’t a real person — he’s the musical alter ego of Elon University senior Tanner Mead. 


NEWS 2/27/19 8:00am

As crisis at home intensifies, Venezuelan students watch from afar

Thousands of miles from Elon, a nation is in crisis. Millions of Venezuelans have left their country in a mass exodus, fleeing a plummeting quality of life. While thousands hike across land borders every day, seeking refuge from food and medicine shortages and street violence, others have departed for the United States, and some of them have ended up here in Elon University.


NEWS 11/28/18 8:00am

Burglaries over Thanksgiving Break leave students shaken up

On Monday night, Elon University senior Kent Chance’s living room looked like any other college bachelor pad. Things were strewn about the room — stray beer glasses dotted the furniture; mismatched remotes shared space on a cooler serving as a makeshift coffee table. But it was all a bit more disheveled than usual after a break-in only a few days before.


NEWS 11/12/18 12:23pm

Power restored after outage darkens much of campus

Power went out on campus shortly after 11:20 a.m. Monday morning, leaving much of campus in the dark. Backup generators kicked in to keep emergency lights and some Wi-Fi service on. According to a spokesperson for Duke Energy, the source of the power outage is off of Walker Avenue. A fallen tree on a power line is suspected to be the source of the outage. 


NEWS 10/5/18 2:13pm

Listen to the inaugural edition of the ENN Radio podcast

On the first episode of ENN's new podcast, we take a look at Elon's strategic plan with reporter Victoria Traxler, hear the latest updates on McEwen Dining Hall with news director Maya Eaglin, and preview Saturday's football game at JMU with sports director Jack Haley.


SPORTS 9/2/18 10:28am

Phoenix outpaced by USF in season-opener

The Elon University football team found itself outmuscled and outmatched in Raymond James Stadium Saturday night. The University of South Florida rolled to a 34-14 victory behind a pace that proved a handful for the FCS visitors.


SPORTS 6/25/18 7:35pm

CAA women's basketball tournament coming to Elon in 2020

The Schar Center has yet to open its doors, but the list of high-caliber events it’s set to host continues to grow. Elon University’s new arena will be the host site for the 2020 Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship, according to a league announcement on Monday.


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